Semaglutide: A Treatment for Weight Management

Semaglutide: A Treatment for Weight Management
Approximately 70% of adults in America struggle with obesity, which is associated with leading causes of death, including heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and some forms of cancer. It’s no wonder so many fad diets, exercise regimens, medications, and other options to lose weight have become so popular. Semaglutide is a revolutionary medication that has been used to treat type-2 diabetes since 2017, and it has since been approved more recently for weight management. Since Javan began offering this treatment, patients who have been cleared as good candidates have seen remarkable results in losing weight. What is Semaglutide? Semaglutide is a medication belonging to the class of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA). It works by mimicking the effects of a natural hormone called GLP-1, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and appetite. Semaglutide is FDA approved for weight loss and is administered via weekly injections. Am I a Candidate for Semaglutide? To ensure you are a proper candidate for semaglutide treatment, a comprehensive evaluation will be conducted, which includes assessing your medical history, bloodwork, current medications, allergies, and lifestyle factors.  Our providers at Javan will also consider your weight loss goals, overall health, and commitment to lifestyle changes in conjunction with semaglutide treatment.

However, it’s important to note that semaglutide may not be suitable for everyone. Individuals with a history of thyroid cancer, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN2), or a known hypersensitivity to semaglutide or any of its components should avoid its use. Our weight loss experts will carefully review your medical history to determine if semaglutide is a safe option for you.

The duration of semaglutide treatment can vary depending on your individual needs and response to the medication. Our providers will assess your progress and determine the appropriate duration for your treatment.

During your time on semaglutide, you can expect regular monthly weigh-ins and progress checks. These appointments are crucial for monitoring your weight loss progress, identifying any potential side effects, and making necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

When you start semaglutide treatment, you will be provided with a weekly injection pen. Your healthcare provider will guide you on how to self-administer the injections at home. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and injection technique for optimal results.

What Can I Expect While Being on Semaglutide? Semaglutide offers impressive benefits in terms of weight loss. Clinical trials have demonstrated its remarkable efficacy in promoting significant reductions in body fat, leading to improved overall health and well-being.

One of the key advantages of semaglutide is its ability to suppress appetite. By reducing food cravings and increasing feelings of satiety, semaglutide assists individuals in adhering to a healthier diet and practicing portion control.

While semaglutide is generally well-tolerated, it’s important to be aware of potential side effects. Like any medication, semaglutide may cause mild symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation. However, these side effects are usually temporary and tend to diminish over time.

To optimize the effectiveness of semaglutide treatment, it is recommended to make lifestyle modifications in conjunction with the medication. Regular physical activity and a balanced diet are essential components that complement semaglutide’s effects. Your healthcare provider can offer guidance and support to help you adopt these changes and maximize the benefits of semaglutide.

If you are interested in finding out if you are a candidate for this treatment, please call or book a Wellness consultation online.  Pricing for this treatment is given after a full intake and lab review of bloodwork to determine if you are a candidate.

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